Poll: Trump Seen As Important Factor In Americans' Vote, As Democrats Open Up Lead

With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, 67 percent of voters say the president is a factor in their vote, far higher than for former President Obama in 2014 when Democrats lost the Senate.
President Trump takes the stage before announcing a plan to overhaul how Medicare pays for certain drugs during a speech at the Department of Health and Human Services Thursday in Washington, D.C. Source: Chip Somodevilla

This election really is about Donald Trump.

Roughly two-thirds of voters say President Trump is a factor (either major or minor) in their vote in this year's midterms, far more than said so in 2014 about President Obama, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

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Among women, though, it's even more acute — 51 percent of women overall said Trump will be a "major" factor in their vote in two weeks; 54 percent of suburban women saidAmong those who said Trump is a "major factor," 64 percent said they were more likely to vote Democratic in November and 32 percent said they were more likely to vote Republican.

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